|Forum topic by Jeremy Greiner||posted 07-29-2012 05:57 AM||6350 views||1 time favorited||30 replies|
07-29-2012 05:57 AM
So I’m looking to improve my dust collection, I currently have a Jet DC-1100A .. which goes to a filter bag etc and I’m looking at a few options. My shop is my garage .. which is about a 16×25 usable space with 11’ ceilings. I would only have 1 tool running at a time and use blast gates to control airflow. I need to stay within the 110v range because it would be fairly costly to get a 220v circuit added where I wanted to keep my dust collector.
The first option is upgrading the DC-1100A with some after market enhancements. I’m looking at a Super Dust Deputy 96 Gallon trash can, and an Onieda Dust filter made for these type of dust collectors.
Jet DC – Upgrade
Other options are of course buying a cyclone dust collector:
Oneida 2 HP Super Dust Gorilla
Oneida V-System 1500™ – HEPA
The after market wins on price, and capacity but I’m not sure how much the CFM will tank by adding the cyclone/filter to the DC-1100. I’ve read mixed reviews about the super dust deputy, but overall they tend to be favorable.
The Grizzly’s win on filter size by .1 micron, I have no idea how much better that is .. but it’s better. The downside to the grizzly is I’m iffy on their service. I get a ton of good and bad reviews from grizzly, and while I’m willing to take a risk on a cheap tool from harbor freight when it’s 5 minutes away .. I don’t know if I’m willing to take the same risk with something freighted like this.
Oneida’s V series range in price and comes pretty closer to the grizzly, but it also jumps to the very high in price. The big question is if it is worth the money, would the Oneida V-1500 perform $600 better than the add on system? or would the 2 HP Super gorilla perform $1,100 better? and honestly I don’t know.
A lot of it comes down to how much of a loss of CFM do you get from the super dust deputy. If it’s 100-200 CFM .. then it’s not too bad, if it’s 500 or so, then that’s a pretty significant loss. There is also a cyclone mod sold on ebay for roughly the same price, I don’t know if it works better or worse but it’s also an option.
I love lumberjocks for the wealth of experience that is out there, if anyone has any experience with any of these setups and can offer their opinions I’d be greatly appreciated.
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